French Court Sword, 18th c (88105)

French Court Sword, 18th C. 

Provenance: Italy, 

Condition: fair 


This French court sword was recovered from a private collection. The hilt furniture depicts a broadly floral pattern in bronze with the French Imperial Eagle in flight at the folded shell. The knuckle guard continues the floral motif into the short, curved quillions.

The blade has surface rust and some areas of deeper corrosion, yet the gilded floral patterns that run the length of the blade are still broadly visible. Initials are visible at the base of the blade – S.M.F. – which could be initials of its bearer or its maker. 

300.00 USD